I have to bump this because I love old school, turn based space strategy games, aka Armada 2525, Stars!, Masters of Orion, Space Empires, Imperial Conflict (The last one which is web based is very similar to your idea). If you do this I'll be a huge fan and I'll definately play it :)
As far as I can see the sample case hasn't been put through a finishing process in a vibrator/thumbler. That would certainly remove any scratches and rough edges.
As for the rest, I think everyone needs to calm down and wait until we have more info.
Unfortunately it's bit of bad timing to generate press at this time. The Pandora is already sold out and won't be available again for at least 4-5 months.
On the other hand the wait has just been too long and they need to show now that the Pandora isn't vaporware.
I've been taking a break from actively posting, but I'm still watching the board and waiting like everyone else. I just couldn't keep my mouth shut when I saw this topic. I'm nuts for turned based war games :)
Some more games worthy of mention:
Empire Deluxe, Civilization, CivNet... I absolutely loved those games. If you made something similar for Pandora it would be great :)
Make it relatively simple. Turn based, big world map, terrain, cities and exploring... would be a huge hit... at least with me ;)
I'd just like to throw in my support for this forum. I'm staying here no matter what. Hopefully the added admins will fix the broken stuff soon.
I think Chip's "we are moving announcement" was a mistake. But he's done a good job modding this forum so give him a break.
Go Hando! Good to...